Hari Raya 2015: The Last Kopek

This will be my last post regarding this year's hari raya.

As mentioned in my older post, I was sick for 2 weeks and even as I felt better, I went to Legoland Water park with the family so basically I had the final weekend of 'Shawal' to visit the 2 houses I promised to visit.

First was Fizah's house at Yishun.
We arrived at about 3pm and chit chatted away until 8pm. Seriously, it could've been longer of we didn't have our partners around. lol

Don't you have a friend who you hardly keep in touch often but when you meet, time seems to pass by as soon as you open your mouths. haha I am just so glad Jhon is ever so patient because he knows I hardly get to spend time with Fizah. I also get to finally see her wedding photos too.

As I visited her, she was 1 month left to her baby due date. I was so excited especially as I touched her hard belly and watch it squirmed. Our faces are covered because it was not flattering at all but I love this picture.

Jhon and I also visited Kak Ros.
Who is Kak Ros?

She is a cat feeder we came to be friends with as we fed the same feral cats. Just in case you guys don't know, Jhon and I fed about 10-15 cats within our neighborhood. It didn't started that way; it was just that there were always cats between my place to his or whenever we went to Bedok Reservoir Food and Market Centre. We always 'sayang' them and feed them a small amount of cat food and it turned into a routine.

Here's Moshka, her cat.

They were so funny. Apparently, they were not familiar with the snapping or focusing sounds of the DSLR. They always give this stunted look.

Always paused and stared whenever they heard the sounds.

It was a long story on how we befriended Kak Ros lah but basically, we deserve visitation rights to the 2 flying jumping cats. They were such a handful in a good way for me. They were so freaking active with their favorite toy. Jumping and running to a point of breathlessness and even that does not stop them.


Cat playing invisible basketball. I could play with them for hours.

2 active male teen cats. I am so glad Kak Ros not only adopted them but also cared them when they are sick.

They grew up so fast because there were only wee kittens just 3 months before.

And with that, I shall conclude my Hari Raya posts.


It's the Battle of the KFC wings! (Ad with Contest)

I was so happy to be invited to KFC's tasting event for the Battle of the KFC wings. I love fast food and it has always been one of my vices but in moderation okay lah. =P

The event was located at Kallang KFC and I was blur because I thought it was Kallang Leisure Park but it's really just Kallang KFC, the place I always pass by but never entered. Kwang kwang.. I should really get out more.

The place was recently renovated so the atmosphere was clean, contemporary but also comfortable.

I digress.

Most of the fashion and food trends Singaporeans love at the moment comes from Japan and Korea. It’s just impossible not to see it because it’s everywhere! Have you ever also squabble between friends and family which country has the better food? Well, KFC Singapore decided to bring the tastes of both worlds under one roof. Hence, the battle of the KFC wings of Umadare from Japan & Yang Yeum from Korea!

Before I introduce the flavour, know that both wings are freshly breaded in-store with a special batter, these juicy wings are cooked to crispy perfection. You can tell the difference of batter compared to the usual KFC chicken batter. The wings are sprinkled with sesame seeds and coated with 2 types of bold flavors.

The first contender is Japan’s Umadare
The wings are generously coated with a tangy yet savoury sauce. It has a slight sour but palatable taste that will keep you wanting more.

Next up is Korea’s Yang Yeum.
These wings are known for their sweet yet spicy sauce. You can never go wrong with a sweet and spicy combo especially if you are inclined to anything spicy. 

Seriously, I enjoyed eating both the Umadare and Yang Yeum maybe because I love eating especially when it’s just good food. Hehe How could I choose? Some days I like spicy food while some days I like to give my mouth and stomach and sometimes bum hole a break and eat something non-spicy. Oh, did I mention that the sauces are thick and generous to a point you have to literally lick the sauces off your fingertips? 

But I was told to choose the winning flavour. So which wing did I choose? 

Watch my Instagram video below!

Yup! I chose Mashisoyo Yang Yeum!

Want to try to for yourself? KFC is selling A la carte of the 4 pcs Wings at $4.90.

If eating just the wings are not enough, get your hands on the Wings Rice Bento Set which includes 4 pcs of flavoured Wings of your choice, rice, salad and 1 7Up Lemon mint sold at $6.90. I also had the opportunity of the 7Up Lemon mint and it was refreshing (especially after eating the spicy Yang Yeum). The hint of lemon and mint was welcoming and not overpowering.

Contest Alert!

[photo credit: IG XVANESSAHNGX]

After getting your hands and mouth on the juicy wings, you are invited to take part in the Battle of the KFC wings. Post a picture or video of yourself trying the KFC Wings on Instagram, then hashtag #kfcoishii or #kfcmashisoyo in your posts.

One lucky winner will be chosen from the ‘winning flavour’ to win a prize. In the video, you can be saying ‘oishii!’ or ‘mashisoyo!’ while eating the Wings.

Remember to also tag @kfc_sg and 15 lucky winners will win S$10 KFC voucher each!
KFC Oishii Umadare & KFC Mashisoyo Yang Yeum wings are available at all KFC stores except KFC Sentosa and Singapore Zoo.

For more info, check out www.kfc.com.sg


Syihab's Birthday Trip to Legoland Waterpark, Malaysia Part 1

Last year, we visited Legoland theme park for Shibly's birthday.

Just in case you miseed it, the posts are linked below.
Birthday Trip to Legoland, Malaysia part 1, part 2, part 3, video.

This year, it's Syihab's turn but at Legoland waterpark! It was a 3D2N trip and it's to celebrate Syihab's 5th birthday. Kak Yana handled the entire trip so the rest of us just enjoy ourselves.

Our trip started at 10 am from our house and fast forward to a 5 hour public holiday jam, we finally arrived at Hallmark Regency Hotel. Yeah, this year we didn't stay at fancy Legoland hotel but to a much affordable hotel that is about 15-30 minutes drive to Legoland itself.

[Google maps pic]

The hotel is obviously smaller than Legoland hotel lah but since we will be spending most of our time out of the hotel, it does not matter. All that matters is that the rooms are clean and proper.

Spot the tired lady.

My last day with my fair skin before I get tan the next day at the water park until don't know how many months to revert to natural skin color. Before my pre-wedding photoshoot, I hope.

We settled down for a while and walked down to Pelangi Plaza. It was only a 5-10 minutes walk down a slope, pass the Petron gas station.

Pelangi Plaza had a lot of furniture shops especially in the upper stores but they had Cold Storage and other restaurants and eateries.

Eventually, we picked Nando's.

Actually, I was been sick for the past 2 weeks before the trip but 'cun-cun' felt better the day before the trip except for a lingering cough. But as for Syihab, he was on and off sick again and the first day of the trip was no different. All I can say is this boy is strong.

After Pelangi Plaza, we headed to Holiday Plaza for some light shopping. The last time I was there was when I was a teen. I remembered in the past, the place was dominated by pirated VCD/DVD shops but now, it's all handphone accessories shops.

They are waiting for me paying for my brand new slippers. kekeke

At about 5+pm, we took separate cabs and headed to Pasar Borong Pandan City for the REAL shopping lol. Of course, that does not apply to me. I just followed the other true shoppers buying sport shoes, sunglasses, toys etc.

We had 'Thai' dinner within the compound but everything was way too spicy, even the kangkong and I am talking about chili padi spicy. The cats there were way too cute and smart. One of them literally would stand on it's hind legs to gently paw my lap for food. No pictures of them because when the food arrived, we just ate and Jhon & I were busy feeding the cats.

I wished I had followed my instincts to bring cat food. I am definitely taking a mental note to bring cat food even though I am travelling abroad.

We ended the outing with eating durian by the street. The group was funny actually. Mak and Bro loves durian, Jhon and Kak Yana dislikes it. As for me, I LOVE durians but somehow, as I age, I grew allergic to it. I can't engulf myself in the velvety smooth and sweet durian anymore! But just to satisfy myself, I will indulge myself with 1 or 2 seeds. Kesian kan?

Abg says "Ooooooo it looks goooood"

Everyone so naughty trying to capture my 'syiok' face as I slowly enjoyed my 1 durian seed.


Trying to get a cab from Pasar Pandan was slightly stressful because we didn't know where to get one! You see, usually, people drive or ride here and we 'step' adventurous and cab here. As night falls and everyone was tired, stress lah.

Eventually, we walked out of the area, found a dark (no lights on!) and creepy overhead bridge to cross and within 1 minute, we managed to get 2 cabs safely back to the hotel. Alhamdulillah.

We cleaned up, rested and ended the night, conserving energy for the main itinerary of the trip the next day.


Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover Review

I cannot stress enough how important it is to not only use a makeup remover but also finding the right type for your face. There are many types of makeup removers out there, wipes, liquid, foam, oil and gel. There are just too many to choose from!

Today, I am sharing Bioré's new & improved Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover.

Do you know that Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover was the first makeup remover in jelly format and was the No. 1 makeup remover brand in Japan (INTAGE Inc. SRI Makeup Remover Marker Value share data) throughout 2014?

I am not new to Bioré's products. In fact, I love and is using their Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets. But since I had a chance to try our their jelly makeup remover range, why not?
So what are the improvements and benefits of Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover?

It's always good to avoid harsh tugging while cleaning your face especially if you are in your 30's *cough* like me *cough* and yes, I am always guilty of accidentally being a little aggressive with my facial wipes.

Let's put it to the test. I swatched 5 types of make up on my arm.
Eyeshadow, waterproof eyeliner, lipstick, waterproof mascara and blusher.

Application was easy.

Pump an appropriate amount (2-3 pumps) on hands and spread evenly over face and eye area.
Massage your face gently to dissolve makeup and rinse thoroughly with water.
For best results, apply on dry face and hands and it's unnecessary to use cotton pads or tissue.

True enough, the product simply glides down as soon as it touches my skin. With just 1-2 gentle circular massages, the makeup melts away.

Granted, the waterproof eyeliner and mascara needed extra attention but it does it's job.

Of course, I also tried it on my face off camera. The consistency of the aqua jelly is so smooth on my face but as tested on my arm, the waterproof mascara needed extra massages especially usually, I apply more than 2 coats on my eyelashes.  The smell was delightful. It had a sweet flora scent that was relaxing.

After a water rinse, my face felt clean and soft. I could feel a thin layer of moisturizing film on my face. There was no sticky residue at all. Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover is meant for all skin types. I have sensitive skin and it has a very minor effect on my skin. Saying that, please note that every skin sensitivity is different from others.

If you are interested, you can buy a bottle of Bioré Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover at all leading supermarkets, personal care stores and western pharmacies & departmental store at S$24.90/ 230ml.